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Published: Thu Jun 5, 2014

thumb Solar_Perspective_Chase_LewisTennessee Tech University’s Millard Oakley STEM Center invites families to the annual longest day of the year celebration Saturday, June 21. The free event is designed for families to explore science together.

The celebration is from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Oakley STEM Center.

The family-centered education program will help participants understand why there is a longest day and learn about the relationship between the Earth and sun. Families are welcome to arrive at any time between 7 and 9:30 p.m. to experience the numerous activities, as their schedules allow.

Stations will be set up throughout the lobby and learning studios will be open for guests to explore as they choose. Parents or guardians must remain on-site with children during the workshop.

Activities will feature 16 hands-on science stations, including: build a magnetic storm detector, the seasons and temperature, sunlight and surface distribution, by the light of the moon, create a moon phases flipbook, look through a solarscope and telescopes, To the Edge and Back virtual theater show, and more. Activities will provide opportunities for learners of all ages to be involved and the event is designed to make learning fun.

Reservations are strongly recommended to ensure there are adequate supplies and staff. To make a reservation, visit

The Oakley STEM Center is located in TTU’s Ray Morris Hall, 155 W. 7th Street.